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Sudbury businesses gather to support major Gainsborough's House redevelopment project

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John McMillan (President of the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce), Terry Waite CBE and Mark Beals (Director of Gainsborough House) (4541296)
John McMillan (President of the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce), Terry Waite CBE and Mark Beals (Director of Gainsborough House) (4541296)

Businesses in Sudbury have joined together to support a major project in the town.

Sudbury Chamber of Commerce president John McMillan joined guest of honour Terry Waite CBE at a reception held in aid of the Gainsborough’s House capital redevelopment project, called Reviving an Artist’s Birthplace: A National Centre for Gainsborough.

Business sponsors for the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce reception were Waitrose, Lavenham Brook, Mackman, Weeks Food and Sharp Labels.

The three-year expansion project at the heritage museum and birthplace of artist Thomas Gainsborough will see new galleries and studios built with the aim of attracting more visitors from around the world and to promote Sudbury as a leading tourist attraction.

Mr McMillan said: “This expansion will be a huge benefit to Sudbury. I hope this reception event has played its part in increasing the engagement of the business community with Gainsborough’s House.”

Art students from Thomas Gainsborough School and Ormiston Sudbury Academy attended the reception to view the plans for the project, which is expected to get under way later this year.


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